Encryption and Quantum Computing

This week researchers at MIT and the University of Innsbruck announced that they have designed and built the world's very first scalable quantum computer. With this one leap forward in technology they have essentially proclaimed as well that all existing approaches to security inherent to encryption today is now effectively obsolete. This was achieved by using five atoms in an ion trap. If you don't understand how this works, don't worry you can count the people who actually do in the world on y...